News & Events

Thank you Bishop Tom Ely for your visit with us on Sunday, January 27, not only for the service but for our annual meeting. It was wonderful having you and Ann with us!

Bennington Banner article on St Peter’s Solar Project January 28, 2019


We have raised $4100 to date, and any funds raised by February 14 will be doubled!

Please take advantage of this generous offer with any amount you can afford.  Your donation will help to bring renewable power to our building, to our town, and to help set up assistance for other non-profits.

An opportunity for investment in free, green solar power

Over the past year a  group of people have been hatching a plan to use the rooftop of St. Peter’s Parish Hall for a solar array.

Working with Power Guru Solar Systems of North Bennington, our plan is to use our hall rooftop as a platform for solar panels for St Peter’s use, lowering our electric bill to nearly zero.  PLUS, we will offer our remaining roof space for panels to be sold (or leased) to one or more local non-profit agencies helping children and families in the community.

If you are interested in hearing more to  support this effort you can email  St. Peter’s  Church.  We look forward to knowing that you, also, are someone who supports a better plan and a better world.

February 10, Sunday
Christian Education Meeting follows the 10 am service. We’ll discuss kid-centered liturgies and more. Anyone interested in planning for the spiritual growth of the children of our parish is welcome and all ideas are welcome – come make our future happen!

Yentl will be shown at Oldcastle Theater at 7 pm as part of the Congregation Beth El Jewish film series. Free will donations accepted. Cash bar available.

February 14, Thursday
Lunch Bunch ~ we’ll be enjoying soup and sandwiches, and dessert. We hope to see you there. If you need a ride, call the church at 442-2911.

February 15, Friday
Potluck dinner at 6 pm. If you haven’t been in a while come join us again

February 16, Saturday
Church school from 11 am to 1 pm. Join Mary Gerisch for a fun time of Bible stories, crafts and making lunch together.

February 17, Sunday
There will be a Parish Meeting between the 8 and 10 services to vote on a resolution to go ahead with the solar project.

February 23, Saturday
Crossing Delancey is showing at 7 pm at Oldcastle Theater as part of the Jewish Flim Series sponsored by Congregation Beth El.  Freewill donations accepted,

February 24, Sunday
Pastoral Care meeting ~ grab your coffee and a treat and meet in the Guild Room as we pray together, review prayer chains and plan Lunch Bunch.


Take a Coat- Leave a Coat- If you have a gently used coat you would like to donate, please consider adding it to our coat rack located in the cloister.  If you or someone you know needs a warm coat please take one. There may be pants and boots from time to time also.

Thank you to the Trafton family for organizing, setting up and cleaning up for our annual meeting. Thank you to everyone who brought food and helped clean up. It was a great morning!

Thank you to Stanley Stone for his many years of service as our Sexton. We appreciate his time and work with us.

And we welcome Jerry Byrd who has agreed to join our staff at St Peter’s.

Mondays at 3 pm the church will be open for 1/2 hour of silent prayer. 

Food for our Freezer– The days are getting colder and many in our community are in need of a warm meal. Please consider making an extra dish this season to give to those in need. Please date and label your food items and place in freezer – proof packaging . Thank you.

Food Shelf Items: The BROC food/household ministry for next week is baby food and dish soap. Please place your items in the metal shopping cart in the back of the Sanctuary. Any additional items are always appreciated. Thank you.

Rector’s Office Hours ( Wednesday 2 to 5 pm)  is a time when Fr. Justin is available without prior appointment. He may be called away in  emergency situations and then office hours may be canceled.  If possible please call to  make an appointment.

The Bless Bennington project: The Contemplative Prayer Group at the Unitarian Church is encouraging people in Bennington to take one minute each morning or evening at 9 (or any time it occurs to you) to extend feelings of gratitude, love and blessing to the town of Bennington.

Please use the compost bucket in the kitchen. All food scraps should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

If you are Hospitalized
Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

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Fr. Justin, Bishop Tom 
and the children